If they get a good cast and crew, I see no problems with it. No doubt a series could include some of the many elements left out of the movies. Three seasons. One book per season.
Preach, you want you to think back on what happened with The Hobbit movie. Yes, there is a lot to LotR, but its not impossible to overbloat anything. Let's face facts here. We have no reason to be optimistic in light of the Hobbit movies.
But the Hobbit movies were made by a burned out Peter Jackson with very little pre-production time to prepare.
As I said, with the right cast and crew, any project can be a success. Who'd've thought just last year that Westworld would be so critically praised.
Considering how successful and well made the LOTR movies were made, I have plenty of reason to be optimistic. A lot of movies have become successful tv shows.
Yeah, but can you say LotR is in good hands with Warner Bros. They were the ones who made Jackson and Del Toro turn it into a trilogy.
It won't get the right cast and crew. No one working at WB cares enough. They just see money. The property is currently in the hands of a very dispassionate studio that makes decisions based only on demographics and focus groups. They don't give a crap about the artistry the way the people who made the original LotR trilogy did.
"Considering how successful and well made the LOTR movies were made, I have plenty of reason to be optimistic. A lot of movies have become successful tv shows." That's the past. And with WB's current track record of crap, with "It" being pretty much the only exception, this looks very bleak. And you know they won't honor Tolkien's themes and beliefs.
Post by King Kong Brady on Nov 8, 2017 18:46:26 GMT
I could get on board with this ... if they did it properly.
1. Follow the freakin' book. Do not deviate or embellish the story. It would be nice to see the Scouring of the Shire come to life. 2. No ludicrous action sequences just for the sake of an action sequence. 3. No anachronistic jokes or snide remarks. 4. No over the top CGI that screams CGI. Keep it simple. 5. Real world physics. No impossible gymnastics.